Funeral held for MHP Trooper John Harris

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MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) – The visitation and funeral for fallen Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper John Harris was held at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison on Tuesday.

Hundred came out to say their final goodbye four days after Tropper Harris died during a traffic stop.

Governor Reeves spoke and said Mississippi is a better place and a safe place because of Trooper Harris. His dream was to serve the people of Mississippi and he did just that up until his final days.

Trooper Harris was assigned to to Troop C in the Jackson district. He was remembered as a family man, a man of faith who touched the community. His father said his son wanted to be in law enforcement from an early age, delivering a moving eulogy.

“John Martin, you made your mom and I happy and you are a good son. There’s sadness on the earth today – Kate loses a husband, Parker and Cooper lose a father, many workers, you lose a friend a good guy. Heaven was a winner, they got a top cop and a super trooper rolled into one – they got the good deal – what more can you ask for c’mon!”

The hundreds of law enforcement included those from the Highway Patrol and area departments, some as far away as Florida.

Before joining the highway patrol, Trooper Harris was a member of Richland Police Department. He was known as Detective Harris, who was instrumental in fighting the drug trafficking on I-20 during that time.

A GoFundMe has also been set up for the family. To donate, click here.

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